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Learning Nagios 4 by Wojciech Kocjan

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Creating custom active checks

One of the most common areas where Nagios can be suited to fit your needs is that of active checks . These are the checks that are scheduled and run by the Nagios daemon. This functionality is described in more detail in Chapter 2, Installing Nagios 4.

Nagios has a project that ships the commonly-used plugins and comes with a large variety of checks that can be performed. Before thinking about writing anything on your own, it is best to check for the standard plugins (described in detail in Chapter 4, Using the Nagios Plugins).

Tip

The Nagios Exchange (http://exchange.nagios.org) website contains multiple ready-to-use plugins for performing active checks. It is recommended that you check whether somebody has already ...

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